Travellers sporting face masks queue on the check-in counters on July 2, 2021 on the airport of Duesseldorf. — AFP/File

PARIS: Besides Latin America, the COVID-19 pandemic has picked up pace once more this week in all areas of the world. Right here is the worldwide state of play in accordance with a specialised AFP database.

First rise in weeks

The common variety of new every day COVID-19 instances globally elevated barely by two % to 377,000 over the previous week, in accordance with an AFP toll Thursday.

The rise was the primary seen since late April when the pandemic reached a report stage of 816,800 new every day instances.

The variety of confirmed instances solely displays a fraction of the particular variety of infections, with totally different international locations additionally having various counting practices and ranges of testing.

Slide virtually in every single place

Latin America and the Caribbean was the one area of the world this week to see an enchancment, with 13 % much less instances in comparison with the earlier week.

The pandemic surged again in all the opposite areas of the world: by 30 % in Europe, 25 % in Africa, 10 % within the Center East, 5 % in the US and Canada and 4 % in Asia.

In Oceania the variety of instances additionally elevated, by 31 %, however on solely 323 instances per day.

Greatest spikes

On a rustic foundation, Myanmar noticed the largest surge in new instances with 119 %. Spain adopted with 80 % extra, Britain 71 % extra, Tunisia 69 % and Cuba 68 %.

Greatest drops

Uruguay noticed the best drop of 35 % much less new instances, adopted by Uganda (34 % much less), Brazil (30 %), Chile (minus 21 %) and the Dominican Republic minus 17 %.

Most new instances

Regardless of a marked slowdown of 30 %, Brazil nonetheless recorded essentially the most new instances over the previous week with 54,100 a day, adopted by India (47,000) and Colombia (29,900).

On a per capita foundation, the international locations which recorded essentially the most instances this week had been the Seychelles with 975 per 100,000 inhabitants, adopted by Mongolia with 468.

The 2 international locations are among the many most superior when it comes to their vaccination drives with 68 % and 53 % of their populations fully vaccinated respectively.

The Seychelles makes use of a mix of China’s Sinopharm and AstraZeneca, whereas Mongolia virtually fully makes use of Sinopharm.

Deaths lower

Brazil and India once more mourned essentially the most deaths by far over the previous week, with 1,565 and 1,068 per day respectively.

At a world stage the variety of every day deaths once more decreased this week, by 5 % to 7,958.

Vaccination race

Portugal led the vaccination race this week (of nations with greater than one million inhabitants), jabbing 1.49 % of its inhabitants every day.

China adopted with 1.42 %, the Netherlands (1.25 %), Canada (1.23 %) and Uruguay (1.18 %).

Despite the fact that they vaccinated much less shortly, the United Arab Emirates which administered 155 first or second doses per 100 inhabitants, Bahrain and Israel (each 125), Chile (120), the UK (115) and the US (99) are among the many international locations with essentially the most superior vaccination campaigns.

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